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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Related themes in the media

Law & Order episode: Immortal

In an episode that first aired on May 17, 2010, Law & Order, known for stories "ripped from the headlines" aired an episode that was clearly influenced by The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Read a viewer's recap here. The episode is not avaiable online, but here are some reviews of it and reactions to it:

"Ripped From Which Headline? 'Immortal'" by June Thomas  Slate (May 18, 2010)

"Skloot's Immortal Life Inspires Law & Order Episode" by Mark Byrne GalleyCat (May 20, 2010)

HBO Film

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films and HBO are making a film of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The article is here

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